News for Professionals: Career Advice and Ideas

Author: Convene Editors       

We get it, you’re busy. So, the Convene editors have curated the latest tips and trends in the world of work for you. Take a look at what caught our eye this past week.

The Female Opportunity Index 2021 Studies Top Female Leadership Around the World

Aimed at shining a light on gender equality in business, government, and society, new research by financial company N26 looks to uncover the many existing inequalities between men and women in the workplace and beyond in 100 countries across all continents. The study’s highlights in About Her also include achievements of women in both professional and personal fields during the tumultuous pandemic.

Words and Phrases to Avoid in a Difficult Conversation

When you’re in the middle of a difficult conversation, it’s common to focus solely on yourself: your ideas, your viewpoint, your feelings. But a “me-centric” approach can backfire, says author James R. Detert in the Harvard Business Review

Stuck in a Rut? Sometimes Joy Takes a Little Practice

An emerging area of brain science has a new way for you to help lift yourself out of what psychologists call “languishing” — a feeling of emptiness or dissatisfaction in day-to-day life — and bring you more joy. NPR has the story.

Why ‘Fake It Until You Make It’ Might Be Sabotaging Your Career

There are all types of ways people fake it, says Forbes, ranging from little white lies, exaggerated truths, overconfidence, to kicking problems under the rug. When climbing the corporate ladder, exaggerating or minimizing the truth can be tempting. Don’t do it.